Career Focus | Case studies and interviews
ISHITA BALI, INDIA MA HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
“My experience at Middlesex University has been highly enriching. I enrolled in the Masters Programme for Human Resource Management because it was accredited by CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development). I am happy that I chose Middlesex to pursue my postgraduate studies.
The programme is very well planned to prepare students to enter into the global economy. All the modules are designed to give students maximum exposure so that they can enter the corporate world comfortably. Apart from the course structure, the infrastructure of the university helped me to perform better; the library is well-equipped with books and technology, which is essential for the students.
There are classes for students who need help in academic writing or who need help in
communication, which I felt aimed at assisting the students at every level. Middlesex has an active placement service, which provides students with opportunities of internship and jobs with companies within the UK. As a part of my course, I had to undertake an internship to apply my knowledge to the practical business world. The course looked at the Internship as a learning experience for the students to explore opportunities and analyse their area of expertise before they enter the corporate arena. It gave me a chance to work in the real world and look at the job roles more carefully. I believe that this opportunity provided by the university not only proved beneficial for the organisation but helped in my personal development.
I did my internship in a travel company in London called Ezeeflights, as a Recruitment Specialist, and I can definitely say that I could comfortably perform my job role due to the knowledge gained during my course.
I have now got a job with the same company as Business Development Manager, which will include my duties regarding human resources as well. I certainly feel that the decision to join this university has really proved valuable for me, both at the professional and personal front.”
customers. Practising these improved my skills by a great deal. Additionally, I have enhanced my organisation and presentation skills, team-work, time management (for
PAUL MATIKO, TANZANIA BSC INTERNET APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Do you know what career you are interested in? Database Application Development.
Have you been involved in any activities that have improved your employability? Yes I have worked full-time as a placement student for 12 months. I worked for a Technical Support Team, where I picked up and enhanced skills such as problem solving and communication. Fundamentally, my role was to manage end-to-end communication between the clients and the team and troubleshoot minor technical issues faced by
example setting customer expectations, service level agreements) and a great deal of technical skills plus a lot of awareness on the available technologies on the market and how to use them.
Do you have any
employability tips for new students?
Job competition out there is very intense right now, I would advise students to try to work in their field of study whilst still at University before completion. This will enhance your understanding of the field firstly, and secondly, you totally stand out if you had an internship or a placement during an interview; who knows you may even get a job offer at the end of it! I really found a lot of help at the Careers Service, setting my CV right and going through my answers before every interview.
2,500 MORE THAN 10
students attended careers and volunteering fairs in 2010–11
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